Although he isn’t the most famous, you can’t mention influential political news anchors of Fox News Channel without mentioning Chris Stirewalt. The self-proclaimed country pundit is an editor, news reporter, and host with a remarkable difference. His skills have taken him places in mainstream media including working for The Washington Examiner. As a digital politics editor at Fox News Channel, he has appeared in different political shows and also runs a daily newsletter that goes by the title Fox News Halftime Report that churns out first-hand political updates to over 200,000 subscribers.
Also, his professionalism has been felt in his podcast titled I’ll Tell You What where he, alongside the former White House Press Secretary, Dana Perino talks about the daily happenings in the political scene. Distancing his career and what he has achieved over the years, let’s explore his biography, family, net worth, and other interesting details below.
Chris Stirewalt – Biography & Personal Details
Chris Stirewalt made his entrance into the world on 17 November 1975 in West Virginia. Details of his family and his parents are scarce except that his mother is late. She was only recognized as Marie McCarthy. As a preteen, Chris split his time living in wheeling and Missouri. In Missouri, he attended Whitfield School, a private school in St. Louis.
In 1990, he returned to Wheeling, West Virginia and enrolled in the Linsly School, a boarding and day school where he completed his high school. After graduating from high school, Stirewalt, as he is popularly known, spent the next four years in Hampden Sydney College, a liberal art college before returning to his hometown to kick-start his career.
From a very young age, Stirewalt had a knack for reporting. By the time he was done with college, it was clear to him that journalism was his calling. He believed he was created for it. While he wasn’t the best student during the time in school, Stirewalt had a distinctive talent for problem-solving. This helped him to stand out in his first job at Wheeling Intelligencer, a daily newspaper company.
With an impressive performance, Chris Stirewalt gained control of a significant position at Daily Mail, located in Charleston, South Carolina in 1998. In his six years stay at the media company, Stirewalt showcased his capacity for creativity. Soon he joined the Virginia Media Holdings in 2004 where he continued his political editing roles until 2007.
In 2010, he joined Fox News Channel where he is responsible for digital politics editing for the channel. Unsurprisingly, it took him a few months to make a good impression on his employer and shortly he became heavily involved in numerous activities of the media company including appearing in its various news programs such as Special Report With Bret Baier, America’s Newsroom, among others. Chris has also worked for Washington Examiner and runs a successfully weekly podcast.
Married: Wife and Family
The idea that once you are famous, you no longer have privacy doesn’t hold true for Chris Stirewalt. The political commentator has managed to keep his personal life off the public eye. As such, his dating history is nowhere accessible and neither is his marital status. Although in the past, there were speculations that he was dating his podcast co-host and fellow political commentator, Dana Perino. But the two stifled the rumor and Dana went on to marry her heartthrob, Peter McMahon. Since then, nothing else has been unraveled about Stirewalt’s love life. But it is possible that Stirewalt is very single.
Other Interesting Facts about Chris Stirewalt
1. Apart from his duties at the Fox News Channel, Chris Stirewalt is a political advocate and a public speaker. His interest is primarily political issues and White House updates.
2. Chris Stirewalt is not the tallest journalist out there, but he has a good height. He stands at 5 feet 9 inches and weighs 74kg. He has a fitting physique and is known to wear what suits him perfectly.
3. In his over 10 years presence in the world of media, Chris Stirewalt has not only proven the point that he is a guru but he has also amassed an enormous fortune for himself. Every year, he takes home an average salary of $1 million approximately. His net worth is estimated at $6million.